Sunday, October 30th, 2016 by Kelsey Harrison
Each year, October 30 is recognized as Weatherization Day. This day marks an annual opportunity to bring attention to the fact that low income households spend a disproportionate percentage of their annual incomes on home energy bills. The EmPOWER Maryland Low Income Energy Efficiency Program, which Complete Home Solutions is a member of, provide cost-effective, permanent solutions for reducing the heavy energy burden these families endure. These weatherization programs not only save energy through advanced technologies to improve the energy affordability for low-income families, but also save lives and improve the health and safety of families by identifying carbon monoxide hazards, poor indoor air quality, mold, and other health threats.
With support from the US Department of Energy, more than 6.7 million homes have been weatherized across the nation since 1976. Below are some statistics supporting the benefits of home weatherization practices;
For every $1 invested, weatherization returns $2.51 to the household and society
$437 or more in annual utility bill savings year after year at current energy prices
Energy savings average 35% of consumption for the typical low-income home pre-weatherization consumption
Weatherization decreases national energy consumption by the equivalent of 24.1 million barrels of oil annually
Reduces residential and power plant emissions of carbon dioxide by 2.65 metric ton per year per home
Over the life of the corrective measures, saves 53 metric tons of CO2 emissions per house
Through the EmPOWER Low Income Energy Efficiency Program, Complete Home Solutions provides the weatherization services thatâ¯helps low income households with installation of energy conservation materials in their homes at no charge. These improvements will both reduce a household’s energy use and lower the monthly utility bills, and will also make occupants more comfortable and may improve the air quality and overall health of the family. Households may participate in the program if their annual household income is equal to or less than the equivalent of 200% of the federal poverty level.
Complete Home Solutions proudly serves the District of Columbia as well as Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Howard, Montgomery, Prince Georges, and Saint Marys Counties.
Call Complete Home Solutions today if you qualify under the EmPower Maryland Program. We specialize in making homes more comfortable and pride ourselves in professionalism and efficiency. Call us today 1-410-867-1202 or visit us on the web for more information on how you can celebrate National Weatherization Day!